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February 16, 2005
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Kean University Offers Educational Tour of Egypt

UNION, N.J. ––This year, Kean University’s annual African Diaspora Travelearn Course will feature a 10-day tour to Egypt from August 13 through 23. Through formal instruction, required readings, lectures, guided tours and individual and group study, participants will gain insight into the social, physical and applied sciences, the fine arts and humanities of historical and contemporary Egypt. The trip is open to Kean University students, staff and faculty as well as external participants, and the class may be taken for undergraduate, graduate or continuing-education credits.

The excursion will begin in Cairo, where travelers will spend three days filled with activities such as visiting the Cairo Museum, the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx. The next stop is Aswan, to tour the Nubian Museum and sail in a felucca to a Nubian village. That will be followed by a visit to Abu Simbel, home of the Ramses and Nefatari temples. After arriving in Aswan, participants will board a cruise ship for a four-day cruise including stops at Kom Ombo, Esna and Luxor. Next, will be the West Bank, where travelers will see the Valley of Kings and Queens and other sights, before returning to Cairo for a flight back home.

The tour cost of $2,300, based on double-occupancy, includes round-trip airfare from New York to Cairo; all domestic flights within Egypt; lodging at five-star hotels; all hotel and airport transfers; all sightseeing; meals; tour fees and taxes; admission to all sites on the itinerary; and an American-speaking tour guide. Not included is the price of tuition or the $100 fee for travelers not enrolled at Kean University; beverages; travel documents, visa fees, travel insurance; vaccinations; or personal services such as telephone calls and laundry. Reserve seat by Tuesday, March 15, with a down payment of $200. Visit http://www.kean.edu/travelearn-africana.html to download a full itinerary and registration form.